YSR acting as high command: Chiru
Funds raised in A.P. used for elections in other States, says PR president
Joint venture: Praja Rayam leaders K. Chiranjeevi and T. Devender Goud addressing a road show in Mahabubnagar.
Praja Rajyam (PR) president Chiranjeevi said that Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has become the high command to central leaders of his party based at New Delhi and was doing things as per his wish.
Addressing a State-level PR cadre training camp for poll campaign and poll execution held here on Saturday, he said that Dr. Reddy has reached the stage of commanding the Central leaders of his party.
He alleged that funds raised in Andhra Pradesh were being used in other States whenever there were elections. He appealed to the cadre to be cautious of Congress and TDP as both parties were trying to lure them with money. “They are trying to create confusion among the voters by purchasing our leaders. We should not allow them to succeed in their dirty game,” he said.
Ridiculing the development claims of Dr. Reddy and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, he said the pathetic state of Mahabunagar district is the glaring example of their development.
“Despite being adopted by Mr. Naidu for a whole nine years, lakhs of people in Mahabubnagar still migrate to other States for eking out their livelihood every year,” he said.
Mr. Chiranjeevi said that Mahabubnagar was not a backward district but a district that was pushed to backwardness by the successive governments. Former Minister T. Devender Goud said Chiranjeevi’s leadership was a historical necessity in the State. Describing the coming elections as a crusade, he exhorted each of the cadre to become a well-trained soldier. The PR president received tumultuous reception at every crossroads in Mahabubnagar where he undertook his road shows as part of his four-day tour in the district.
People in thousands, especially youth, turned up braving the scorching sun.
Goud, Peddi Reddy given key PR posts
Devender Goud to head political affairs panel
Peddi Reddy named one of 4 general secretaries
Two days after they merged their Nava Telangana Party with the Praja Rajyam, T. Devender Goud and E. Peddi Reddy have been given key positions by party president K. Chiranjeevi.
Mr. Goud has been named on Saturday as head of the Praja Rajyam’s Political Affairs Committee while Mr. Peddi Reddy was named one of the four general secretaries. The other general secretaries appointed are Mekala Srinivas, Jyothula Nehru and C. Uma Maheswara Rao.
This was announced by Praja Rajyam spokesman P. Mitra while releasing the names of members of the State Committee, organising secretaries to oversee various district committees and coordination secretaries for Minority, Dalit, ST, BC, Fans and Farmers Relations besides other wings.
Dr. Mitra said a majority representation was given to persons belonging to Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and OCs. He said the organisation secretary Rammohan Naidu would be in-charge for Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts, as the incumbent Sravan assumed charge as Chief Coordinator of the Yuva Rajyam, headed by Pavan Kalyan.